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Wedding: Ke’haulani and Zachary at Hart’s Hill Inn, Whitesboro, 10/12/19

Wedding: Ke’haulani and Zachary at Hart’s Hill Inn, Whitesboro, 10/12/19

When her mom first contacted me about this event, I learned Ke’haulani (“KK” for short) and Zachary have already married for about a year. But, living in Alaska, it was easier to have the two of them come “back home” to Central New York rather than having all the guests head northwest. So, we did an entire wedding celebration — ceremony included — at one of the Utica area’s most popular venues, Hart’s Hill Inn.

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Wedding: Sarah and Andy at Daniele at Valley View, Utica, 9/28/19

Wedding: Sarah and Andy at Daniele at Valley View, Utica, 9/28/19

Sarah and Andy’s wedding reception brought me back to a venue I haven’t seen in a few years: Daniele at Valley View in Utica. It’s always nice to see what’s new and different in the city where I got my start as a radio DJ years ago. There was one change in Utica which took me completely by surprise — I’ll explain in today’s blog post. And as usual, some photos from the DJ booth and the happy couple’s selections for the key moments of the night.

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Wedding: Rachel and Kevin in Litchfield, 9/8/18

Wedding: Rachel and Kevin in Litchfield, 9/8/18

Every wedding is unique in some way, but Rachel and Kevin’s wedding was especially unique. Their ceremony and reception took place atop a hill overlooking her parents’ farm. Hosting a wedding at a private residence is a massive undertaking, but Rachel and Kevin made it look so easy! I’ve got details, photos, song selections and more in today’s blog post. [ More » ]

Wedding: Theresa and Kyle at Daniele’s in New Hartford, 10/8/16

Wedding: Theresa and Kyle at Daniele’s in New Hartford, 10/8/16

Theresa and Kyle’s wedding took me to Daniele’s Banquet Specialists on Seneca Turnpike in New Hartford.  It’s just a few miles outside of Utica, right up the hill from “Jay-K Corners.”  Theresa and Kyle live about halfway between Utica and Albany, so we didn’t have a chance to meet until the reception.  But that’s nothing new for me — I’ve worked with many out-of-town couples before.  Detailed communication via email and telephone is key to help everything go according to plan!

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Wedding: Carly and Mike at MKJ Farm, 8/7/16

Wedding: Carly and Mike at MKJ Farm, 8/7/16

What a busy wedding season! Although I usually try to give myself one weekend off per month, I somehow managed to let myself book all four weekends in August… so that explains why I’m a little behind on my blogging. In any event, the first weekend in August brought me back to a familiar venue, MKJ Farm in Deansboro. Located about 25 minutes south of Utica, just off route 12B, MKJ Farm provided a perfect setting for Carly and Mike’s wedding, especially considering they just started their own farm not too long ago. [ More » ]

Thieves Hit CNY Weddings: 6 Ideas to Secure Your Gifts

Thieves Hit CNY Weddings: 6 Ideas to Secure Your Gifts

Various Central New York news outlets have published reports this week about a string of wedding reception thefts in the Utica area.  At least three local venues were hit by a pair of wedding crashers who walked right in, grabbed the newlywed couple’s gift cards (and the cash inside those cards) and walked right out.   There may not be any recourse for the victims, but their experience serves as a lesson for those of you planning future weddings.  Find out how weddings can be an easy target —  and how some simple planning is all it takes to safeguard your own gifts.

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Wedding: Frances and Adam at Valley View, Utica, 10/11/14

Wedding: Frances and Adam at Valley View, Utica, 10/11/14

We’re just a few days away from Christmas, so it’s only appropriate that I am finally blogging about Frances and Adam’s wedding from October. Why is that appropriate? Well, let’s just say it’s the first time I’ve ever done an October wedding — or a wedding, any month for that matter — where a famous, jolly man in a red suit made an appearance to surprise all the guests! [ More » ]

Wedding: Boni and Michelle at Hamilton College, Clinton, 7/5/14

Wedding: Boni and Michelle at Hamilton College, Clinton, 7/5/14

Well, it happened last year and it happened again this year — I got to a point in the wedding season where things just so busy, my blogging had to take a back seat for awhile.  When time gets crunched, preparing for upcoming events takes priority over blogging previous events, but I haven’t forgotten!  Finally, I have some time to catch up on at least a little bit of blogging.   I’m pleased to share photos and memories from Boni and Michelle’s wedding in Clinton, just outside of Utica. [ More » ]

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